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On Line into the Nineties

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On Line into the Nineties

There are many hands on the job as new replaces old on the Great Eastern rail route, including replacing the magnificent Trowse Swing bridge in Norwich.

Documentary 1987 26 mins

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A short documentary for the 'Bygones' series, Anglia Television document the modernisations to the Great Eastern rail route, including electrification, a replacement to the great Trowse Swing Bridge at Norwich Thorpe – not an easy task, and a sophisticated control room at Colchester replacing many of the manually operated signal boxes. There are many hands and expert machinery on the job to improve rail services in East Anglia.